Palestinian Studies

Alomran Family Postdoctoral Research Associate in Middle East Studies

November 19, 2021

Almoran Family Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

Click to apply on Interfolio.

Position Description

The Center for Middle East Studies situated at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.

This fellowship receives two years of support, with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Center.  Fellows will also teach one course per year for the Center for Middle East Studies. The Center is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Applications are open to candidates from across the social sciences, who are conducting research related to the Middle East and its diasporas on issues that can be understood in a comparative global context. The selection process is open with regard to nationality and geographic area of research. Scholars who have received their PhDs within two years of the application deadline are eligible to apply.  Individuals who are currently – or have previously been – postdoctoral fellows in other programs are not eligible to apply.  

The postdoctoral research associate is required to be in residence during the academic year, and will receive an annual stipend of $60,000, for this benefits-eligible position. Additional funding can be made available for research expenses and research-related programming on campus. Candidates selected who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2022, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended.

Application Instructions

To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by January 24, 2022, to the application portal on Interfolio:

  • A cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, status of their dissertation, and proposed research to be conducted during their appointment period. The cover letter should not exceed 2,000 words. Please also include a statement about teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae

  • A copy of each graduate transcript

  • A writing sample

  • Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research. 

Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by that date. The award will be announced in February 2022.

For further information, please contact Center Director, Professor Nadje Al-Ali, at

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